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The Inpatient Department provides nursing services for pediatric and adult patients of all ages that require hospitalization. Patients are admitted for observation stays, swing bed stays and full hospital admissions.

The professional staff includes Registered Nurses and nursing assistants. In addition to maintaining current licensure in their profession, nurses receive training in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Advanced Life Support Obstetrics (ALSO), Maternal-Fetal Monitoring, Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC), Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC) and Aeromedical Training. Additionally ongoing in-service trainings are provided for high risk/low volume complex procedures.

Inpatient Management


Susie M. Jenkins-Brito, Inpatient/ED Nurse Manager

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation manages Kanakanak Hospital, a critical access facility, which is Joint Commission accredited, receives Health and Human Services funding, and is covered through the Federal Tort Claim Act with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including liability for medical malpractice claims, for its officers, board members, employees, and certain health profession contractors and health profession volunteers. Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation is recognized by the US Government and State of Alaska as a tribal organization under PL 93-638.